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U.S. concerned about former Guantanamo prisoners in Yemen

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/02/2010

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"As the U.S. ratchets up security on cargo packages and digs deeper into the plot to send bombs from Yemen, officials are concerned that a number of high-ranking members of Al Qaeda in Yemen were released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a Saudi rehabilitation program for militants.

"The No. 2 leader for the group in Yemen is Saudi national Said Shihri, who was captured by the U.S. in Afghanistan in 2001 and released from Guantanamo in 2007 to the Saudi program. He was featured in a 2009 video announcing the merger of the Saudi Arabian and Yemeni branches of Al Qaeda. His brother was killed in an October 2009 shootout on the Yemeni border while attempting to smuggle suicide vests into Saudi Arabia."

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"U.S. concerned about former Guantanamo prisoners in Yemen", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 20/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-s-concerned-about-former-guantanamo-prisoners-in-yemen